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CAROL

THERAPIST From England, United Kingdom


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CAROL 9th Sep 2014 THERAPIST

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Hi Violet.
Wise words from Lisa above.
I started my Activities coordinator role earlier this year and it has been a real rollacoaster. Some day my residents are engaged and willing to take part in activities other days they are sleepy and just not interested. (Can be frustrating if you have a lot of time and effort is organising but taht is how the job is)
I found the main things is like Lisa said find out as much as you can about your resisents and take advantage of their good days. Log all activites offered even if declined. Take photos to display to families and all as evidence. On a not so good day remember hand massages, listening to music, holding hands, just sitting with a resident is giving the valuable 1-2-1 time.
It can be a lonely tough job, but very rewarding when you make a resident smile with appriciation.
CAROL 21st May 2014 THERAPIST

Reminiscing Activities for Seniors

This is a great job! I Love it!
massive drop in salary from my last job in Education but being paid for caring, talking, sharing old folks stories, crafting,entertaining and being valued is priceless.
I have communication with another coordinator in Australia via GoLden carers and find this site so helpful.
Finding a job you love and being paid for doing it! Amazing
CAROL 21st May 2014 THERAPIST

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This is a great job! I Love it!
massive drop in salary from my last job in Education but being paid for caring, talking, sharing old folks stories, crafting,entertaining and being valued is priceless.
I have communication with another coordinator in Australia via GoLden carers and find this site so helpful.
Finding a job you love and being paid for doing it! Amazing
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